Astoria Cinema

77 Church Road,
Tiptree, CO15 0HB

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Astoria Cinema

In Tiptree, Essex, the Astoria Cinema was the brainchild of Mr. R. Bright who, with his family and friends, built, equipped and operated the cinema, which opened in August 1952. It had a small stage, and the building incorporated Mr. Bright’s electrical shop.

The Astoria Cinema did not last long, closing in the early-1960’s and moving over to bingo. There was a further attempt at films, but this was very short-lived and, after being used as a function hall, the building was converted into a larger electrical shop. In November 2013 it is trading as Staines & Brights Electrical Centre.

Contributed by David Simpson
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